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Barclay steps down as Thunderwolves volleyball coach

Barclay leaving after two years, with a 3-35 record in conference play.
Craig Barclay
Craig Barclay (Trent University photo)

THUNDER BAY – Lakehead women's volleyball coach Craig Barclay is stepping down.

In a release issued on Friday by the school's athletic department, Barclay said he's moving on to a new opportunity, though did not indicate what his new role will be, just citing family and personal reasons for his decision.

“I want to thank everyone who has supported me along this journey. It has been a pleasure and an honour to represent the Thunderwolves and the women’s volleyball team. It is hard to say goodbye but I am very confident that this program is set up for success in the future,” Barclay's statement says.

“I am excited about the new opportunity I will be taking on and excited about furthering my education. I believe the pandemic has had a profound effect on many families, including my own, and I am going to take this opportunity to prioritize my own family.

Barclay, who guided the Wolves to a 3-35 record in conference play after taking over the reins in 2018, said he'll keep a close eye on the team.

“I will continue to support this program and the entire Thunderwolves family and wish everyone the best of luck next year in their shortened season.”

Leith Dunick

About the Author: Leith Dunick

A proud Nova Scotian who has called Thunder Bay home since 2002, Leith has been the editor of Thunder Bay Source for 17 years and has served a similar role with since 2009. Twitter: @LeithDunick
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